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PT-167



Call sign:
Nan - Yoke - How - William

80' Elco Motor Torpedo Boat:

  • Laid down 18 September 1942 by the Electric Boat Co., Elco Works, Bayonne, NJ
  • Launched 3 December 1942
  • Completed and placed in service 17 December 1942 and assigned to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron TEN (MTBRon 10) under the command of Lt. Comdr. Thomas G. Warfield, USN
  • MTBRon 10, assigned to the South Pacific, had action at Rendova, Vella Lavella, Treasury, Bougainville, and Green
  • LCI(G)-70 and PT-167 attacked 6 November 1943 by Japanese torpedo planes as they were retiring from Cape Torokina to the Treasury Islands, Solomons and were both struck by dud torpedoes.
    PT-167's hit passes clean through the bow, leaving an entrance and exit holes
  • Transferred to the Southwest Pacific in April 1944, the squadron had action at Saidor New Guinea; Morotai, in the Halmaheras; and at Balikpapan, Borneo. The squadron also based for a time at Mios
    Woendi, Dutch New Guinea, and at Samar, P.I., but had no action from these bases
  • The "Who Me?", ex-"Ugly Duckling", ex-"Knickerbocker", ex-"Hot As Hell" was placed out of service, stripped and destroyed by U.S. Forces 11 November 1945 at Samar, Philippines.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 56 t.
  • Length 80'
  • Beam 20' 8"
  • Draft 5'
  • Speed 41 kts.
  • Complement 17
  • Armament: One 40mm mount, two torpedoes, two twin .50 cal. machine guns, one 37mm mount and one 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Three 1,500shp Packard W-14 M2500 gasoline engines, three shafts.
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    PT-167 99k c. November 1943
    Bow of LTJG Theodore Berlin's PT-167, holed clean through by an enemy torpedo which did not explode
    National Archives photo 80-G-650957
    Joe Radigan
    PT-167 669k c. November 1943
    Bow of LTJG Theodore Berlin's PT-167, holed clean through by an enemy torpedo which did not explode
    Jerry Gilmartin, MMC(SW), USN, Ret.
    PT-167 394k c. January 1944
    Rendova, Solomons
    LTJG Theodore Berlin (wearing headphones)
    PT-167 358k c. January 1944
    Rendova, Solomons
    Cleaning 40mm ammunition
    PT-167 234k 28 January 1944
    Rendova, Solomon Islands
    Hoisting Mk 8 torpedo
    NavAir photo 452A
    PT-167 230k 28 January 1944
    Rendova, Solomon Islands
    Hoisting Mk 8 torpedo
    PT-167 88k 9 June 1945
    MTBRon 10 PT's nesting along side tender USS Pontus (AGP 20). PT-171 on the outside, followed by PT-167, PT-108 and an unknown boat.
    Photo courtesy of Henry Beazley.
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